The Principal's Desk At Sycamore

August 31, 2018


I have enjoyed my two weeks as the "substitute principal" at Sycamore Elementary School. The talented staff and assistant principals have continued their laser focus on teaching and learning and your students are in wonderful hands each day. Sycamore is blessed with an amazing staff, students and parents. Please continue to partner with your child's teacher during the 2018-2019 school year and collaborate with the teachers for a successful school year.

Our PTA is a big part of the success at Sycamore and we also want to encourage you to support their Krispy Kreme fundraiser. Information has been sent home with students. Please take a moment to read the information and consider offering your support to our wonderful PTA. We have also included information in this week's newsletter. The fundraiser ends on September 10, 2018.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget that Monday, September 3 is a school holiday. We look forward to seeing all of the kiddos back on Tuesday, September 4.

Dr. Truett

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Mr. Torres on being selected as Sycamore Elementary Schools 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations Mr. Gibby!

Check out the video of Sycamore's very own Mr. Gibby being highlighted on the GCPS Focus Moment for a very successful Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Congratulations to Mr. Gibby and all of the students who supported a successful campaign. Their work will impact many lives!! It's exciting to see the students learn at such an early age what a positive difference they can make. Check out how well Mr. Gibby represented Sycamore Elementary on camera! Congratulations!

GCPS Video of Mr. Gibby

Labor Day

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PTA Fundraiser- Krispy Kreme

PTA ‘s Krispy Kreme Fundraiser kicks off today, Friday, August 31, 2018. Students will bring home information in their Friday folders. Each certificate is redeemable for one dozen Original Glazed doughnuts at participating Krispy Kreme retail shops. Certificates cost $9.00. PTA will collect orders on Monday, September 10, 2018.

Go Gold Day

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Grandparents Day Celebration

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Grandparent's Day RSVP

If your child's Grandparents will be attending the celebration on September 7th please CLICK HERE or complete the form below to RSVP.

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Fall Book Fair Dates

September 07, 2018, 8:20am-1:45pm

September 10, 2018, 9:00am-1:45pm

September 11, 2018, 9:00am-1:45pm

September 12, 2018, 9:00am-1:45pm

September 13, 2018, 9:00am-11:00am

Please look for additional information to come home with your student this week!

Patriot Day

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CogAT Testing (1st, 2nd and 5th Grade)

CogAT testing is scheduled for grades 1, 2 and 5 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Verbal Battery - Sections 1, 2, & 3
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018: Quantitative Battery - Sections 4, 5, & 6
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Nonverbal Battery - Sections 7, 8, & 9

Parents of students in grades 1,2 and 5 will be receiving a letter this week about CogAT testing in their child's Friday folder.

Friendly Reminders

  • All visitors will be asked at the door who they are and their reason for entering the building by our front desk clerk. Always have your ID ready to show every time. Vanessa Camacho-Chapparo is our new front desk clerk and is happy to join our team. Please be patient with our new district requirement that ensures a stronger and safe environment for our school community.
  • We will begin our morning announcements at 8:45 AM daily and ask that all car riders are in their seats ready to begin their day prior to 8:45 AM.
  • We are going to use Mypaymentsplus for all of our monetary transactions besides small fundraisers throughout the year. Please make sure that you sign up for this with the information below.
  • We are infusing social emotional learning with our PBIS discipline program. Every classroom will have morning meeting daily where they will greet one another, share something based on a focused topic, engage in an activity and end with a morning message. This 10 minute activity every day ties to our AKS, but also helps to start the day off positively. Ask your child about the amazing experience.

Sycamore Elementary School Sponsors

Sycamore Elementary School

Proud member of the Lanier Cluster of Gwinnett County Public Schools

Please go to the links below for essential updates and exciting news!